Chase or Chayse

We’re expecting a baby boy. His middle name is going to be [name_u]Chase[/name_u]/Chayse. The name is after someone very special to us who was actually spelled [name_m]Chayse[/name_m]. I was thinking of just doing [name_u]Chase[/name_u] because I’m not a huge fan of alternate spellings/confusion. Now I’m second guessing maybe I should do [name_m]Chayse[/name_m]. The baby’s first and last names will also have the letter “y” in the middle. Not sure if that makes it better or worse to do the “y” in [name_m]Chayse[/name_m]. I realize it’s a middle name, so I’m probably overthinking as it will rarely be used; but what do you all think?


I prefer the simpler [name_u]Chase[/name_u] in usual circumstances. However, as it’s for a middle and it’s an honour name [name_m]Chayse[/name_m] works fine. It’s unlikely that he will have to spell/say his middle name very often so the added ‘y’ won’t be too much of an issue in my opinion.


I prefer [name_u]Chase[/name_u] since I’m not a fan of substituting or adding y’s in extra places.

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I really like both spellings. [name_m]Just[/name_m] go with whichever you prefer. The meaning is still there no matter what

I would go with [name_u]Chase[/name_u] 100%

I prefer [name_u]Chase[/name_u], but I understand if the honor name is [name_m]Chayse[/name_m] to use [name_m]Chayse[/name_m]. Whichever one you use, it will still honor your special someone.


I prefer [name_u]Chase[/name_u], because it is spelled like the word without extra letters (and I do think it can be an honor name), but if you’d prefer to use the exact spelling for the honor, [name_m]Chayse[/name_m] might be the right choice.

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I’d go with [name_u]Chase[/name_u]. It still honours and looks better imo

I would prefer [name_u]Chase[/name_u] as well.

Hi there.

I would normally prefer [name_u]Chase[/name_u]. But since it’s an honor name, an in the middle, go ahead & spell it [name_m]Chayse[/name_m]. I think it’s more special that way. If it were a fn, I’d consider losing the ‘y’ to make it easier. But [name_m]Chayse[/name_m] as a mn is perfect.

Hope this helps. :slight_smile:

I prefer [name_u]Chase[/name_u] but because it is a honor name [name_m]Chayse[/name_m] gets my vote.

I prefer [name_u]Chase[/name_u]. And I think spelling it [name_u]Chase[/name_u] would still honour the person but be easier for your child in the future !

Thank you, all. I think we are going to go with the traditional spelling, [name_u]Chase[/name_u]. I don’t think it takes much away from it being an honor name since the pronunciation is the same, and it would be easier for him if he ever decides to use it.


I think since it is an honor middle, it is perfectly fine to stick with [name_m]Chayse[/name_m]. If the spelling bothers use, [name_u]Chase[/name_u] would still honor the person as well.


Chase will most likely be work easier over time.

I prefer [name_u]Chase[/name_u], but since it is a middle name I really think that spelling it [name_m]Chayse[/name_m] is not a problem at all and it’s nice since it is an honor name. I only worry about alternative spellings for first names. I can’t remember ever having to spell out my middle name for someone since pretty much everything asks for first name, last name, and maybe middle initial.

My favourite is [name_u]Chase[/name_u] however I think because you are honouring someone you should use the spelling that individual has.

Good luck & congratulations!

I prefer [name_u]Chase[/name_u] and don’t think by changing the spelling that it in anyway negates then honor… you decide who/how to honor!
Good luck